WWWW (William Weissbeck)


Comment history

Gov. Brownback reshuffles hundreds of state workers

This would make more sense if the new and old classifications were published and a sampling of how workers were effected. Also, this would seem faired if there was a civil service commission (outside of the governor's office) that oversaw the civil service classification system.

October 2, 2015 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins endorses Fiorina in GOP presidential race

Hitching the wagon early. Probably nothing to lose. No one is going to hold it against her. After all there are so many candidates to pass around and try out.

September 21, 2015 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas education chief: It's time to redesign public schools

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but it's not the schools' fault by a long shot. Schools are a reflection of society - we don't know what we want for our kids. With two kids in HS now, I know the pressures. If you want to get into a Big 10 school or other major conference state school, your kid must be in honors courses and tutoring for the ACT/SAT. Long gone are the days when your state's HS diploma got your kid into its state's schools. Want to save money on college? Then you'd better have your kid in AP and dual credit courses. At what point do you realize that your kid isn't Div. 1 college material? Then what? Why should career tech training be for post HS and be at private expense? We are wasting a lot of tax dollars on college tracking students who never attend college or do so for only a short time. We want our schools to teach our kids to be good citizens and to be able to read and write. But what else, really? Critical thinking and communication skills. All well and good, but do we as a society even value those in our day to day activities? Wouldn't be able to tell it from the quality of our media and political discourse.

September 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clinton, Kobach spar in social media flap over voting rights

Pantsuit in a twist? It never ceases to amaze me that Kobach and Brownback almost daily try to out do each other for the dumbest statements by a GOP.

August 26, 2015 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in Kansas

Doesn't Kansas need the money? Surely they can blackmail the feds.

August 21, 2015 at 4:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU basketball notebook: Perry Ellis ranked 15th nationally; Tyshawn Taylor arrested

Just imagine what might have been had either Self or Marshall signed all four.

August 17, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas launching campaign to boost child support collections

Guys have to have regular, steady, above the table, paying jobs. Nothing magic about that. SRS (is that still around) and local District Attorneys simply need direct access to Dept of Labor records.

August 13, 2015 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach to start voter fraud prosecutions in September

Let's see if he has anything. My guess is that he's going to find students who registered and voted in Kansas, but were still registered at their parents' addresses elsewhere. Or he's going to have a bunch of similar names. Given that 2010 was a GOP blowout - he's likely only going to find GOP fraud. I'd like to see what he has, because he and a bunch of GOP Secrs of State are sharing his duplicate voter lists to strike voters from the 2016 election.

August 6, 2015 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

All counties in Kansas allowing same-sex marriage licenses, but state not yet allowing name changes, joint tax returns

This is where the real rub is going to be. Who gets tax benefits? Can a state treat some couplings and couplings with children different from other couplings? Of course the "no income tax" crowd has the easiest solution, though not the best. Will be interesting if the states choose this as their next battle.

July 1, 2015 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas representative faces hearing over 'racist' remarks

I wonder if the legislature will take into account the shooting yesterday in SC. Granted they aren't related, but maybe common sense dictates to leave this one alone and move on to the big issues.

June 19, 2015 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )